Institute of Glass and Ceramics

Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Nacre forms by Nonclassical Crystallization

An international research team with Prof. S. E. Wolf from Friedrich-Alexander-University and Dr. R. Hovden, Prof. Muller and Prof. L. Estroff from Cornell University demonstrated for the first time that nacre, in the species of the Noble Fan Shell Pinna nobilis, forms by a particle-driven crystallization process and not by classical crystal growth processes. This […]